Woman arrested for serious assault after refusing to wear face covering in Sligo shop

Sunday, January 17

Gardaí investigating a serious assault that occurred in Co Sligo yesterday evening, have arrested and charged a woman as part of this investigation.

The woman in her early 20s entered a premises in Sligo Town around 6.45pm without a required face covering.

The woman was advised that a face covering was necessary.

She left the premises but returned shortly after and allegedly assaulted a female member of staff a number of times with an implement before fleeing on foot.

The injured female was taken to Sligo University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The woman, who presented voluntarily at Sligo Garda station, was arrested by Gardaí and detained at Ballymote Garda Station.

She has since been charged and will appear before Sligo District Court on Thursday, 21st January.